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Palace says DTI or DepEd should issue film production guidelines – not FDCP

Jul 01, 2020 - 10:28 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque himself points out that the FDCP has no regulatory powers

UK royals 'hurt' after Harry, Meghan quit frontline roles

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:14 PM

The mood in the palace is understood to be one of disappointment and even 'hurt,' according to the BBC

ROYAL FAMILY. In this file photo taken on June 09, 2018 members of the royal family (L-R) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; Prince Charles; Prince Harry; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (with Princess Charlotte and Prince George);  and Prince William stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Solid gold toilet stolen from English palace

Sep 14, 2019 - 9:24 PM

The theft causes a flood at Britain's Blenheim Palace

STOLEN. The art piece 'America' is taken from the Blenheim Palace in Britain. Photo by Kristopher McKay/Guggenheim Museum

Duterte gov't wants to almost double Malacañang confidential, intel funds for 2020

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:44 PM

(UPDATED) The Duterte administration seeks P4.5 billion for the Office of the President's confidential and intelligence funds, a P2-billion hike from the previously requested P2.5 billion

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with some members of the cabinet on the sidelines of the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police Command Conference at the Malacañan Palace on August 8, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Britain's Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Epstein abuse claims – report

Aug 20, 2019 - 12:00 AM

'His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behavior is abhorrent,' the Buckingham Palace says

'APPALLED.' In this file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, visits the Georg-August-University in Goettingen, western Germany on June 3, 2014. File photo by Swen Pfortner/DPA/AFP

Boris Johnson becomes British PM with Brexit vow

Jul 24, 2019 - 10:56 PM

In a speech in Downing Street, Johnson repeats that he will prepare to leave the European Union without an agreement with Brussels but suggests this is a 'remote possibility'

NEW PRIME MINISTER. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson during an audience in Buckingham Palace, London on July 24, 2019, where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government. Photo by Victoria Jones/Pool/AFP

Man arrested after scaling Buckingham Palace gates

Jul 11, 2019 - 4:34 PM

The 22-year-old, who was unarmed, is arrested at around 2:00am (0100 GMT) on Wednesday and the incident is not being treated as terror-related, the police says

BUCKINGHAM PALACE. Britain's Red Arrows, the flying display team of the Royal Air Force (RAF) fly over Buckingham Palace as members of the Royal Family stand on the balcony to watch, in London on June 8, 2019. File photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Prince Harry, Meghan want baby's birth kept 'private'

Apr 11, 2019 - 6:21 PM

'The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family,' the Buckingham Palace says in a statement

PRIVATE. Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception to mark the 50th Anniversary of the investiture of The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in London on March 5, 2019. Photo by Dominic Lipinski/Pool/AFP

Delhi hotel fire kills 17

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:29 PM

The fire breaks out at the Hotel Arpit Palace in a congested part of central Delhi, with images showing it engulfing the entire top floor

BURNED OUT. A general view shows the Hotel Arpit Palace after a fire broke out on its premises in New Delhi on February 12, 2019. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

Brazil museum holds first exhibition since fire

Jan 17, 2019 - 5:02 PM

The director of the National Museum, Alexander Kellner, says that the exhibition is 'major proof that the museum is alive and operating with available tools'

NATIONAL MUSEUM. The director of Brazil's National Museum Alexander Kellner shows fossils found among the debris in the building, destroyed by a fire last year, during a press conference on the expo 'When Not Everything Was Ice: New Discoveries in the Antarctic Continent,' based on discoveries and the museum's collection during the Paleoantar Project, part of the Brazilian Antarctic Program, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 16, 2019. Photo by Mauro Pimentel/AFP

Macron unveils new measures in bid to end 'yellow vest' revolt

Dec 11, 2018 - 11:06 AM

In a 15-minute televised speech, embattled French President Emmanuel Macron tells the nation, 'I accept my share of responsibility' for the crisis

PRESIDENT'S SPEECH. Yellow vest (gilets jaunes) protestors take notes as thet watch French President Emmanuel Macron's speech on TV on December 10, 2018 at a restaurant with French deputy Richard Damos, in Fay-au-Loges, near Orleans, Center France. (Photo by Guillaume Souvant/AFP

Britain's Prince Charles celebrates 70th birthday

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:35 PM

In two official photographs released to mark the Prince of Wales's milestone, Charles is shown surrounded by his wife Camilla, two sons William and Harry, and 3 grandchildren

ROYAL FAMILY. Britain's Prince Charles poses with his wife Camilla, two sons William and Harry, and 3 grandchildren. Photo from The Royal Family's Facebook page

China unveils new 'Heavenly Palace' space station

Nov 06, 2018 - 8:04 PM

Crowds at the Airshow China gather around the cylindrical module representing the living and working quarters of the Tiangong – or 'Heavenly Palace' – a replica of its first permanently crewed space station

A model of an astronaut is put on the top of a partial model of Chinese space station at the Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong province on November 6, 2018. China unveiled a replica of its first permanently crewed space station, which would replace the international community's orbiting laboratory and symbolises the country's major ambitions beyond Earth. WANG ZHAO / AFP

PSG gets more bomb-sniffing dogs to protect Duterte

Sep 17, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The Presidential Security Group will get 18 new dogs under the 2018 budget

DINDO'S DUTY. Presidential Security Guard (PSG) Chief Sergeant Richard Parco plays with Dindo, a k9 Belgian Malinois dog, inside the Malacanang Grounds in Manila. File photo by Lito Boras/

LOOK: Camille Prats brings Princess Sarah back to England

Aug 11, 2018 - 6:52 PM

How's this for a '90s throwback?

MUNTING PRINSESA. Camille Prats brings her iconic role back to life. Screenshot from

Duterte to errant cops: 'Wala kayong silbi, salot kayo'

Aug 07, 2018 - 8:05 PM

A 'special unit' will be ordered to kill police involved in crime syndicates if these cops make a 'mistake,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Macron to host dance music concert at Elysee Palace

Jun 17, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The office of President Emmanuel Macron has not confirmed if he and his wife Brigitte will make an appearance during the 4-hour show at his official residence

CONCERT. French DJ Kavinsky is expected to perform at the concert in the Elysee Palace. Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images North America/AFP

Trillanes hits Malacañang for 'publicity stunt' with fishermen

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:20 PM

'The definition of harassment can be twisted. The fact [that] the Chinese coast guard [personnel] went on board their [boat] against their will shows they're helpless,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is unfazed by the civil case filed against him by the President's son and son-in-law. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Harry and Meghan thank royal wedding guests

May 21, 2018 - 11:16 PM

'The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday,' says the palace in a statement

RECEPTION. A black and white photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. Photo by  Steve Parsons/POOL/AFP

[OPINION] Malacañang reaps fruits of tireless attacks on press freedom

May 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The government cannot just trample on press freedom and get away with it

Britain's Prince Philip, 96, hospitalized for hip surgery

Apr 04, 2018 - 12:19 AM

Prince Philip retired from public life last year but has since appeared several times at royal engagements alongside Elizabeth

AILING. In this file photo taken on December 25, 2017 Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leaves after attending Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Celine Dion cancels shows for ear surgery

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:18 AM

Dion, who turns 50 later this month, says she has been suffering from Patulous Eustachian tube, when a middle opening in the ear is abnormally open, affecting hearing

Piston says Malacañang 'spreading fake news' on transport strike

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says it has not monitored any threats in Metro Manila

NO MORE TRANSPORT STRIKE. Piston national president George San Mateo disputes what he calls Malacanang's 'fake news' that transportation groups have continued their strike beyond March 19, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rappler to Harry Roque: Duterte ban about press freedom

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:26 PM

'It is not the government's role to say who can cover what, and when, and where,' says Rappler after President Duterte banned Rappler from Malacañang

DUTERTE BAN. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (center) defends the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte (left) to ban Rappler from Malacañang. Malacañang file photo

HRW: Barring access to Malacañang can lead to 'broader assault' on media

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:47 PM

'It could portend a broader assault on journalists and news organizations whose critical watchdog role has magnified the government’s poor human rights record' Human Rights Watch Asia Division's Carlos Conde says

Macron boots French media from presidential press room

Feb 14, 2018 - 11:51 PM

Macron's communications advisor, Sibeth Ndiaye, tells reporters the presidency had decided to move the press room into an annex down the street 'in order to make it bigger'

MACRON AND THE PRESS. French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech on the European Union in the amphitheatre of the Sorbonne University in Paris on September 26, 2017. File photo by  Ludovic Marin/AFP

British MPs vote to move out of Westminster for repairs

Feb 01, 2018 - 8:31 AM

Lawmakers back the decision for a 'full and timely decant' of parliament by 234 votes to 185, paving the way for a multi-billion-pound revamp of the dilapidated complex

NEEDING REPAIR. This file photo taken on September 08, 2016 shows people sitting in front of an outdoor coffee shop beside the river Thames in front of the Palace of Westminster in central London on September 8, 2016 which has scaffolding on top for remedial works. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Manchester City wants trophies not records, says Sterling

Dec 29, 2017 - 10:53 AM

While the historic sub-plots are a welcome bonus, City winger Sterling insists it is the thought of moving another step closer to the Premier League trophy that inspires his side.

HISTORY. Unbeaten Manchester City will play Crystal Palace with the chance for a record-tying 19th straight victory, but Raheem Sterling says they're more interesting in winning titles than setting records. Photo by Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

LOOK: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s official engagement photos

Dec 21, 2017 - 9:56 PM

(UPDATED) The beautiful couple release their first official engagement photos – one in full color and another in black and white

Duterte on Isabelle's photo shoot: Just a 'small matter'

Dec 18, 2017 - 2:35 PM

'Wala naman ako doon,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the controversial pictorial session of his granddaughter in Malacañang

When is it proper to use Malacañang, presidential seal for private purposes?

Dec 16, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Seat of power or party venue? As Malacañang's history shows, it has been both.

‘Blood red,’ ‘Imeldific’: Isabelle Duterte draws flak for Malacañang photo shoot

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte gets called out online for her pre-debut photo shoot in Malacañang, prominently capturing the presidential seal

LOOK: Isabelle Duterte's pre-debut photo shoot in Malacañang

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:03 AM

The granddaughter of President Rodrigo Duterte brings top stylists and make-up artists to the country's seat of power for a photo shoot

Prince Harry says he fell in love with Meghan Markle 'the very first time we met'

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:20 AM

It was love at first sight for the one-time playboy royal and the glamorous American actress

Berita selebriti hari ini: Senin, 20 November 2017

Nov 20, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Malacañang calls on Chief Justice Sereno to resign

Nov 06, 2017 - 1:04 PM

(UPDATED) The Palace says her stepping down would spare the Supreme Court from further damage

'IT DOES NOT AFFECT ME.' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses the impeachment threats against her during a media forum in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

On day of rally vs EJKs, Malacañang seeks Church's help vs drugs

Nov 05, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Malacañang also says the President allows 'constructive dissent,' as the Church prepares for a big rally against alleged extrajudicial killings

BETTER RAPPORT. New Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls for unity of the national government with the Catholic Church. Malacanang photo

The week in photos: October 28-November 3, 2017

Nov 04, 2017 - 8:44 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Rohingya refugee childrens walk at Moynerghona refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on October 29, 2017.Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed. More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country. / AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA

Funeral for late Thai king Bhumibol draws to a close

Oct 29, 2017 - 9:43 PM

King Bhumibol Adulyadej's children carry golden urns containing his relics from the Grand Palace to two Bangkok temples where they will be housed

Mourners pray for the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej during the procession transferring the relics and his ashes from the Grand Palace to a local temple in Bangkok on October 29, 2017.  A year of official mourning for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was to end after a lavish five-day funeral full of pageantry and religious ritual. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

Malacañang says Ombudsman not exempt from corruption allegations

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:32 PM

'The constitutionally-guaranteed independence of the Office of the Ombudsman will be imperiled by any investigation, much more a partisan inquiry, exerting interference and pressure on the Ombudsman,' says Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman

OPEN TO PROBE? The Palace says the Ombudsman is not exempt from corruption allegations amid its probe into allegations that the Dutertes have unexplained wealth. File photo

Second man arrested after Buckingham Palace sword attack

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:44 PM

UPDATED The 30 year old man is arrested at an address in West London and police are searching his property

Last bongs for Big Ben as 4-year repairs begin

Aug 21, 2017 - 1:38 PM

UPDATED The 12 bongs from the famous bell rang out for midday in front of a hushed crowd of over a thousand people assembled in Parliament Square to mark the longest silence in its 157 year history

LONDON LANDMARK. A Union flag flies at half-mast from the roof of a building, in front of a face of the Great Clock of the Palace of Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, more commonly referred to as Big Ben, in London on August 18, 2017, following the August 17 attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils in Spain. Tolga Akmen/AFP

Covering presidents: Life and times of Malacañang Press Corps

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:10 PM

This group of journalists assigned to Malacañang can claim a rich and colorful history of covering Philippine presidents

RECOGNITION. President Rodrigo Duterte attends the oath-taking of Malacañang Press Corps officers. Presidential photo

Fire hits homes near Malacañang Palace

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:30 PM

UPDATED A fire breaks out in the San Miguel residential district surrounding Malacañang Palace in Manila leaving around 400 families homeless

Palace: Nothing will change, Pacquiao still People's Champ

Jul 02, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Malacañang reminds Filipinos of the many victories Manny Pacquiao brought to the Philippines throughout his prizefighting career

'NOTHING WILL CHANGE.' Manny Pacquiao (R) loses via unanimous decision to Jeff Horn, but Malacañang and Pacquiao's colleagues in government stand by him 'in victory and in defeat.' Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Britain's Prince Philip leaves hospital after infection

Jun 22, 2017 - 5:53 PM

After his stay in the hospital Prince Philip is expected to return to Windsor where he is due to rest

OUT OF THE HOSPITAL. This file photo taken on May 16, 2017 shows Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh greets guests at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London on May 16, 2017.  File photo by Victoria Jones/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 1, 2017

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:17 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

Travel through time in Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea

May 31, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Heads up history buffs Gyeongsangbuk do is the perfect destination for you

'People's Palace' no more? Online fury as Duterte says he 'owns' Malacañang

May 15, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Netizens remind President Rodrigo Duterte that he once said he wanted to rename Malacañang Palace to People s Palace

Palace calls for calm after twin Quiapo blasts

May 07, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The police says it is not a terror attack because the bomb had a specific target

TWIN EXPLOSIONS. Explosions rock Quiapo near the Islamic Center on May 6, 2017. The first explosion took place around 6pm killing 2 people. Two hours later, another explosion took place at the exact spot just as the police and SOCO are wrapping up their investigation. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler